Month: November 2010

Keweenaw Central Railroad

A Keweenaw Central Legacy

Today I’ve decided to take a short break from our Tamarack tour to take a short trip north of the…
Locations

Tamarack – Then & Now (p4)

After making our way off of Tamarack Hill and down onto the adjacent flatlands on which great Red Jacket is…
Locations

Tamarack – Then & Now (p3)

Mining companies built several types of houses for its workers, the notable difference in each relating to who would be…
Locations

Tamarack – Then & Now (p2)

Tamarack Location – like most mining locations – was physically separated into distinct neighborhoods based on economic and social class.…
Locations

Tamarack – Then & Now (p1)

It was deep within the conglomerate workings of the Osceola Mine that Captain John Daniell would first envision the Tamarack…
Arnold Mine

Walls…and The Big Picture

When it comes to the remains of the Arnold Mine perhaps the most spectacular feature of it all is the…
Arnold Mine

A Place of Quiet Reflection (p2)

A typical copper mine’s surface plant can be organized into two distinct types, based loosely on the period in which…
Scrapbook

News & Views Thursdays – Allouez Edition

By August of 1945 the great world war was quickly coming to a close. That spring the Germans had finally…
Arnold Mine

A Place of Quiet Reflection (p1)

With our discovery of the park bench placed within the Arnold’s ruins we realized that we had found our way…
Arnold Mine

What Was Once Lost Now Is Found

It was the discovery of exposed copper within the rocky ledges of a rugged waterfall that gave birth to the…
Hancock

St. Joseph’s Hospital

While taking a stroll along Hancock’s Lake Street a month back I found myself confronted by a rather intriguing ruin…
Scrapbook

News & Views Thursdays – First Issue Edition

Today’s News and Views is from 1942, and has the distinction of being the newsletter’s first edition. In fact at…
Copper Range Railroad

Mill Mine Junction (p3)

While the Copper Range’s main yard was located down along the Houghton waterfront, one of the most active areas along…
Copper Range Railroad

Mill Mine Junction (p2)

The Copper Range Railroad’s main facilities were located along the Houghton waterfront, along an area of land now taken up…